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Jardim Botânico da Ajuda - Lisboa, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member tmob
N 38° 42.376 W 009° 11.954
29S E 482676 N 4284200
Quick Description: Ajuda's Botanical Garden is the oldest botanical garden in Portugal.
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 1/25/2012 7:12:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMDKC5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 8

Long Description:
"Ajuda's Botanical Garden is the oldest botanical garden in Portugal. Built in 1768 by order of the Pombal Marquis, this garden was used by the princesses of the Ajuda Palace and was used as a gathering point for all the species that were brought by the Portuguese discoverers from other countries.

Located in Ajuda, this garden has trees more than a century old and a wonderful view of the Tagus river. Divided into three different areas, Ajuda's Botanical Garden countains four hothouses, one of which being actually used as a restaurant, three lakes, porcelain flower-pots from the 19th century, an 18th-century fountain decorated with writhing serpents, winged fish, sea horses and mythical creatures and many plants and flowers."

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Ajuda Botanical Garden is part of the area surrounding the National Palace of Ajuda, which are classified as Public Interest. This also include the Jardim das Damas, Salão de Física, Torre Sineira and Paço Velho.

Designação (Name): Zona circundante do Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (Jardim das Damas, Salão de Física, Torre Sineira, Paço Velho e Jardim Botânico)

Categoria de protecção (Classification): Classificado como IIP - Imóvel de Interesse Público

Categoria/Tipologia (Type of heritage): Arquitectura Civil / Área Urbana

Concelho (City): Lisboa

Página do Património na base de dados da DGPC (Page of the Heritage at the DGPC database): [Web Link]

Wikipedia: [Web Link]

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